Case Studies California

Byrom-Davey Inc.

Half of Byrom-Davey Inc.’s potential client leads are word of mouth, but in 2016 word of mouth looks a little different than when the company started in 2001. Eric Jennings Sr., Byrom-Davey’s vice president, was at a project site when his son showed him how to use Snapchat, a photo and video-sharing app. Jennings took […]

GCI General Contractors

Since 1992 GCI General Contractors has been serving clients throughout the San Francisco Bay Area as a leading sustainable building and commercial interior construction specialist. With a strong presence in San Francisco and Silicon Valley, the company’s list of clientele has grown over the years to include some of the country’s most recognizable brands GCI […]

SAA Interiors + Architecture

Nelson Algaze and Rick Shlemmer, the founders of SAA Interiors + Architecture, work in an industry that is always changing. Each year presents new trends and challenges for their design and architecture firm, which creates interiors for commercial real estate owners and landlords, as well as process driven environments, commercial businesses and healthcare institutions. The […]

S.M. Lawrence Company Inc.

A hundred years and it’s still going strong, but that hardly sums it up for S.M. Lawrence Company Inc., the full-service mechanical and electrical contractor that works predominantly in the southeast, but has also installed systems across the country, from Maine to Southern California. S.M Lawrence specializes in HVAC systems, electrical services, plumbing and piping […]

Smart Growth

When Christopher Porto describes his ideal Oakland, California, he envisions a city almost devoid of cars. But that’s not all he envisions. Through his real estate development company, Smart Growth, he imagines developing the area into tightknit communities that are closer to transit corridors, reducing the need for cars and increasing a sense of place; […]

AP+I Design

In California, LEED Certification is so in that it’s out. Now that so many of the California Green Building Standard Code requirements essentially bring buildings up to these strict environmental standards, builders and property tenants are shifting their focus from strictly environmental health to employee health and wellbeing. Companies hope this will help attract and […]

BCCI Construction Company

If BCCI Construction wants clients to know how the WELL Building Standard can improve a work environment, all the staff needs to do is give a tour of the headquarters. That’s because, a little more than a year ago, the company designed its new office in accordance with the standard. “We really did create a […]

Computrols Inc.

In 2016, Computrols Inc. began renovating the 43,000-square-foot building that will serve as its new manufacturing facility and headquarters in Gretna, Louisiana. According to Drew Mire, the company’s vice president of operations, this new location can’t happen fast enough. He says Computrols has outgrown its old facility, and the new one is just one way […]

Crowne Development Inc.

Since 1989, Crowne Development Inc. has been delivering residential developments with a custom touch to homeowners throughout the greater Sacramento area. Headquartered in Yuba City, California, the company specializes in the construction and development of communities that range from simple starter homes to expansive luxury residences.  Crowne offers a range of features, floorplans and upgrade […]

Drew Maran Construction

When Drew Maran started his custom home construction business in 1985, green was a color painted on the inside of his client’s wall, not a building standard. That didn’t stop his company, Drew Maran Construction, from becoming an early adopter of sustainable building practices eventually referred to as ‘green’ and taking steps like using non-toxic […]

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— Chuck Daniels, Business Manager, Miller Contracting Group Inc.
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— Ryan Sanzari, Director of Operations, Alfred Sanzari Enterprises
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— Barbara Kotsos, Director of Marketing & PR, Giroux Glass
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